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Stella's memory remains fresh in my heart, says former president Obasanjo

25/10/2015 15:00

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said though, it is 10 years after his wife, Stella died, fond memories of her remain fresh in his mind.


Obasanjo said both his family and that of his late wife's family the Adebe family have missed missed her greatly and 10 years after her demise she is still greatly cherished.


The late former First Lady, died on October 23, 2005 after a failed surgery in a Spanish hospital in Spain.


The 10th memorial service held at the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State.


In his brief remarks, the former President, while acknowledging that much had been said of Stella in his book, “My Watch” said, ”I miss her."


“I wrote a little bit about her, there would be an occasion where I will talk about her.


“I think it suffices to say that we missed her dearly on both divides; the Obasanjo family and Adebe family. Her memory will remain fresh in my heart,“ he said.


Also speaking on behalf of the Abebe family, Mr. John Abebe narrated fond memories of the Mrs Obasanjo corroborating the former president that the late first lady would be missed.


In his tribute, Senator Ben Bruce said Stella was an unusual and global woman would contributed her quota to humanity before her demise.


The presiding Preacher, Pastor Yussuf Obaje in his sermon titled “Keep her memory alive” described her as an epitome of womanhood, urging the family to continue to keep her legacy alive.


Deputy national chairman south of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Ekiti state, Engr. Segun Oni described her as quintessential woman, with a background noted for humility and integrity.


Oni who spoke with newsmen at the reception said his close relationship with the Abebe family gave him the opportunity to understand late Mrs Obasanjo whose pedigree could not be overemphasized.


Notable among the personalities present included, Senate President, Bukola Saraki who was represented by his wife, Toyin, former governors of Osun and Cross Rivers States, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke , Ogun state governor, Sen. Ibikunke Amosun, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Funso Kupolokun, Ms Evelyn Oputu among others.


Source - Vanguard

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